Greeks and Turks

Above the white cliffs of our beach the Greek city of Eraclea Minoa was situated. There is not much left of it.

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The small amphitheater is protected by a roof of plexiglas.

There are a few excavations but there is not much to see. The main attraction is the magnificent view.

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Further south is a grand natural monument, the “Scala dei Turchi”, the Turkish stairs.  Stairs because the giant steps remind on a gigantic staircase, Turks because pirates (Turks) are said to be landed here. Nowadays the sparkling white lime stone formation quite often is used for fashion pictures.

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